Drivers sitting bumper to bumper on Demonbreun Street because of Music City Center’s construction now have some art to soothe their minds as they navigate the traffic headache.
Youth from Nashville’s Oasis Center and Rocketown recently teamed up with Music City Center’s management staff to create panels of artwork to go up along fencing that surrounds parts of the 16-acre construction site.
Eleven art pieces are currently installed, with a final total of 50 to be completed by the end of this week, according to Convention Center Authority spokeswoman Holly McCall.
The first few pieces were erected near the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and Demonbreun. McCall said the art panels would likely extend down Demonbreun, reaching near the still-active Nashville Electric Service substation at Sixth Street.
Nashville artist Andee Rudloff assisted on the art project.
True to themes and goals of the $585 million Music City Center, youths were asked to base their works on five topics: a safe and healthy work environment, providing jobs for local workers, environmental sustainability, ensuring women- and minority-owned businesses get opportunities to work on the project and public art.